The online Graduate Certificate in Culinary Medicine is designed for those with health care degrees or individuals who are interested in learning how to integrate nutrition science with food preparation and disease prevention. This includes physicians, healthcare workers and anyone with a bachelor’s degree who complete the prerequisite courses in nutrition & disease.
Currently 60 percent of American adults and many children now live with at least one chronic disease, and more than 40 percent have been diagnosed with two or more. Data from 190 countries analyzed by The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation on global burden of disease reports that “what people eat, and fail to eat is the leading cause of disease and death. The Graduate certificate will focus on the pathophysiology, and evidenced-based prevention, and treatment of diet-impacted diseases by incorporating plant-based eating into a patient’s lifestyle, including cooking, meal planning, time constraints, cultural considerations and budgeting.